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By: Paul J. Switaj, MDWhat is it?Arthritis is a degenerative disease of cartilage (smooth lining of the joint surfaces). Arthritis in the big toe is the most common arthritic condition in the foot, affecting 1 in 40 people over the age of 50
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery is a very traumatic experience for the patient.  For athletes this procedure can be devastating, life altering and potentially lead to the loss of a scholarship, or a career, or even the
Dr. Steven G. Reece from our Shrader Road office in Richmond gives an in-depth look at pediatric sport injuries on this video blog. Dr. Reece talks about little league shoulder, severs disease and low back pain.  {^youtubevideo|(width)640
By:Keith Lawhorn, MD Austin G Johns CSCS CES HCJust a few years ago, Zack’s shoulder was so unstable it would dislocate anytime he moved his arm a certain way. The 21-year-old worried constantly that it would pop out. Fed up, and unable to
By: Daniel E. Thompson, MD For a variety of orthopaedic problems, patients frequently can benefit from “cortisone” shots, but every day I hear lots of the misconceptions about what they involve, how much they hurt, and how bad they are
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